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Re: Colorado hunt
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 09:02:40 AM »
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Re: Colorado hunt
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2018, 09:11:03 AM »
 

This is my favorite spot to hunt Elk.   :)
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Re: Colorado hunt
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2018, 07:36:53 PM »
Yeah that would be nice. Do I really need to go deep in the back country or will elk be everywhere

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Re: Colorado hunt
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2018, 09:42:03 PM »
More accurately, they will be "nowhere". 

Remember that the back side of nowhere is generally the front side of somewhere else.  Elk are herd animals and do not tolerate activity.  Spook them and they will leave.  This past year we saw about 30 animals, 6 of which were legal bulls on Wednesday evening before the season opened on Saturday.  Next came the roadside camps and hunters taking advantage of the days before the season opened by "scouting".  It took us another full week to even see another Elk.
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Re: Colorado hunt
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 09:47:05 PM »
Elk can and will put some miles on overnight, when they decide to, and it don't seem to take much to help them make a decision either.

It also seems like when they do move, they all move, or at least the biggest part of them.
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2018, 09:48:17 PM »
The more hunters there are, the harder you have to work. Often, an easier tag=poorer hunting. Elk don't take much pressure, and when they get shot at they might run for miles. That means they end up were people aren't at, and you need horses to get to them. That's been my experience, anyhow. 
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2018, 11:43:43 PM »
I've been out to Colorado twice with an over the counter bull tag, both times came home empty handed. I totally agree with what these guys are saying about elk being shy and elusive when spooked. If you go into it with the notion they will be everywhere you're apt to be disappointed, go into knowing you'll see some amazing sights and beautiful places with the possibility you'll fill your tag it'll be a wonderful trip that won't disappoint. 

I'm not sure what elevation you'll be hunting at but the best advice I can give you is to get in shape. When I was out there some of the best memories I made were being as far from civilization as my legs had ever carried me and just enjoying the serenity of it all it's truly humbling.
I found more than one place that had me bent over staring at the tops of my boots,but once acclimated I did pretty well or so I thought.

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Re: Colorado hunt
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2018, 03:58:20 AM »
Ive herd so many differant things over the past year. I know several people that go to whyoming and one that went to Colorado. The one that went to Colorado said he seen elk everyday within walking distance of his camper. Let two small bulls go because he didnt want to pack them out. Ill just have to try out my thoughts and skills 😁. My goal is to wake up at about 10,000 feet and spot first day light then slowly work the draws till mid day or afternoon then set up camp again on the top and spot till dark. Yes I can camp and sleep out on the cold.


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